[nobe-l] Blind Doctoral Student Finishing Dissertation - Need Help for the Final Study

Albert Rizzi Albert at Myblindspot.org
Fri Sep 9 03:17:14 UTC 2016


While I did not use NVDA, I did take the survey and I was able to complete the survey. I agree that sometimes we are all too fast, as a community, to claim something is inaccessible when in fact it might be due to a problem with a search engine being used, or in most instances, not having the most current software needed to navigate newer programs such as server monkey, server gizmo or the one that Alex used.

I found it usable enough, and am sure there is room for improvement, but it worked well enough that I felt confident enough to share it on My Blind Spot's social media platforms as well as a few other chat groups I belong to.

-----Original Message-----
From: NOBE-L [mailto:nobe-l-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of David Andrews via NOBE-L
Sent: Thursday, September 8, 2016 9:59 PM
To: National Organization of Blind Educators Mailing List <nobe-l at nfbnet.org>
Cc: David Andrews <dandrews at visi.com>
Subject: Re: [nobe-l] Blind Doctoral Student Finishing Dissertation - Need Help for the Final Study

If I understand your complaint, what you point out isn't inaccessibility. I think you were saying you could only choose what was in the combo boxes. That is the way the survey was designed. He was looking for specific kinds of answers, not open-ended free-flow answers.

If something doesn't work for us, as blind persons, we can be quick to say it is inaccessible. While accessibility is a serious problem, we need to ensure that it is true before calling someone out in public.


At 04:11 AM 9/8/2016, you wrote:
>Sorry, but the page itself is a bit inaccessible with NVDA when I tried 
>reading  the questions from, could only select what is in the combo 
>box. I suggest you improve the accessibility of that page before you 
>On 9/8/16, Alex Cohen via NOBE-L <nobe-l at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> > Good Evening,
> >
> >
> >
> > My name is Alex Cohen and I am a Ph.D. Candidate in marketing at 
> > Drexel University working hard to complete my dissertation.
> >
> > I need some help getting participants for the final study, and I 
> > would be grateful for your kind assistance. It will only take a few 
> > minutes. I promise!
> >
> >
> >
> > This is a two in one study where vision impaired participants answer 
> > questions about online accessibility issues, and normally sighted 
> > participants answer questions about negative word of mouth regarding 
> > accessibility issues. As a "thank you" for your participation, a $2 
> > donation will be made to the vision impairment organization of your 
> > choice (including the NFB). Blind and vision impaired participants 
> > are encouraged to share this link with other blind and vision 
> > impaired individuals, and three or four normally sighted people you 
> > know who would be willing to participate in a five minute research 
> > survey.
> >
> > Please contact Alex Cohen at ahc43 at drexel.edu with any questions or 
> > comments. Thank You! The link below will remain active until the 
> > targeted number of responses is received.
> >
> > Please use the following link to begin the survey.
> > https://drexel.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_abBLThH3nfhmyxv
> >
> >
> >
> > Warmest Personal Regards,
> >
> >
> >
> > Alex Cohen
> >
> > Ph.D. Candidate
> >
> > Marketing Department
> >
> > LeBow College of Business
> >
> > Drexel University

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